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Water gardens are relatively easy to build and maintain, even without a professional landscaper. Learn all about water gardens at HowStuffWorks.

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Sweet Flag

Sweet flag is named for its sweet-smelling leaves, which become even more fragrant when hung and dried. The grassy leaves of this water-loving perennial form an excellent vertical accent for a water garden. Learn more about this water-loving plant.


How Wall Fountains Work

How Wall Fountains Work

Wall fountains are popular for adding aesthetic value to a room as well as creating a relaxing atmosphere. Learn all about wall fountains. See more »

How Bog Gardens Work

How Bog Gardens Work

If you're a dedicated gardener which a penchant for exotic plants, it's possible to make a bog garden in your backyard. Learn about bog gardens. See more »

Sweet Flag

Sweet Flag

Sweet flag is named for its sweet-smelling leaves, which become even more fragrant when hung and dried. Learn more about this water-loving plant. See more »

Crinum

Crinum

Crinum is generally a white flower that makes a pretty addition to a water garden. Learn more about this flower that also grows in traditional gardens. See more »

Dwarf Papyrus

Dwarf Papyrus

Dwarf papyrus grows well in water gardens but also thrives when planted in tubs. Learn more about this smaller descendant of the giant papyrus. See more »

Water-Fringe

Water-Fringe

Water-fringe, also known as yellow floating-heart for its yellow blooms and heart-shaped leaves, grows well in water. Learn about this lovely plant. See more »

Pickerel Weed

Pickerel Weed

Pickerel weed produces small, dense blue flowers, similar to a hyacinth. Learn more about this plant, which is a gorgeous addition to a water garden. See more »

Common Cattail

Common Cattail

Common cattail is an integral part of any water garden. Learn about growing, cultivating, and maintaining common cattail at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Eelgrass

Eelgrass

Eelgrass is an attractive plant that grows underwater. Lear about growing, using, and maintaining eelgrass at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Floating Heart

Floating Heart

Floating heart covers water's surface with foliage and flowers. Learn about growing, cultivating, and using floating heart at HowStuffWorks. See more »